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‘Born a lady’, Nell turns 101

‘‘I’m mad, quite mad you know. Oh yes, I’m a weird one. But I love it. You’ve got to make people laugh.’’. Mary Ellen Gibbs has been called ‘‘Nell’’ all her life and while she’s far from mad, she’s contagiously happy and

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Libby Price
Dec 21 2016
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Men wanted over Benalla theft

Low quality CCTV images have made this investigation challenging - can you help? . Benalla police are appealing for community assistance to help identify two males following a significant theft from a Bridge Street, Benalla retailer last year. . If

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Benalla Ensign
Feb 14 2017
Sport

U15s break through

Goorambat’s under-15 netball team recorded its first win of the season over North Wangaratta on Saturday at Goorambat Recreational Reserve.. Haylea Smith slotted 15 of the Bats’ 20 goals in the match, making her best on court for her

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Benalla Ensign
Jun 22 2017
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Horse riding shown to aid stroke recovery

Scientists are challenging long-held beliefs about stroke recovery and have used horse riding to prove that a survivor can achieve both physical and mental improvements long after the initial medical emergency.. A Swedish study, led by

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Shepparton News
Jun 23 2017
Dairy

Ready, set, go

Murray Dairy will run three workshops designed to assist farmers with business decision making for the coming months.. The ‘Setting Up Your Season’ workshops — to be held in Echuca, Wodonga and Shepparton — will provide information on key

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Shepparton News
Jun 22 2017
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Hop to it for better bone health

Two minutes of hopping a day can strengthen hip bones in older people and reduce the risk of fracture after a fall, scientists have suggested.. A study led by Loughborough University in the United Kingdom showed bone density in the hopping leg

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Shepparton News
Jun 22 2017
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Nelson Silos in court

The Fair Work Ombudsman has taken legal action against a Rochester silo manufacturer, alleging it underpaid two workers a total of almost $13000 despite having previously been put on notice to pay workers their lawful entitlements.. Facing the

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Shepparton News
Jun 22 2017
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Products back in the area

Kawasaki products are back in the Goulburn Valley after a four-year break, with Konigs Shepparton taking up the opportunity to become the new dealers.. The gap in the industry and a want to break into a new market were the major reasons for Konigs

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Rodney Woods
Jun 22 2017
Rural

Riders turn out at Muckatah

The Cobram and District Pony Club annual Showjumping and Dressage Day was held on Sunday, with fine weather greeting competitors.. The event, at Muckatah Recreation Reserve (south of Cobram), saw 90 entries across all disciplines, with riders

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Shepparton News
Jun 22 2017
Water

Plan target welcomed

The Andrews Government says it has secured a major win for Victorian communities and the environment, with a key water target met under the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.. The agreement reached at the Murray-Darling Basin Ministerial Council meeting in

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Shepparton News
Jun 22 2017
News

Gun amnesty declared

The Federal Government will initiate the first nationwide gun amnesty since the Port Arthur massacre in 1996, in an effort to get illegal firearms off our streets.. On Friday last week Justice Minister Michael Keenan announced the amnesty, which

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Shepparton News
Jun 22 2017
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Murray Goulburn lifts opening price

Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co. Limited (MG) has today announced an increase in its opening price to $5.20/kg milk solids. This represents an increase from the previously announced opening of $4.70 Kg.. The company has also extended its forecast

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Shepparton News
Jun 22 2017
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Mini mixer makes debut

Jaylor’s newest mini mixer wagon is coming to Australia, thanks to PFG Australia.. Requiring only a 45hp tractor, the 5275 Mini Mixer Wagon provides genuine Jaylor Total Mix Ration mixer technology in an 8.5 cubed metre twin auger mixer.. The

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Shepparton News
Jun 22 2017
News

Controlling mice in...

The current threat of a mouse plague to rural Australia does not need to be a disaster for hay farmers, according to a Queensland marketing agency.. Feed Central has released a new guide to help producers control mice in their haysheds and avoid the

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Shepparton News
Jun 22 2017
Dairy

They just keep going...

How did they get their names?. Richard: I named Nellie after my auntie.. Kerri (Richard’s wife): I named Jed after Jed Clampett from the TV show The Beverly Hillbillies.. What are their working abilities like?. Richard: Jed is showing some signs

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Shepparton News
Jun 22 2017
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School minister a class act on negotiation

Education Minister Simon Birmingham has proven again he's one of the Turnbull government's best performers, able to build Senate support for contentious bills.

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AAP News
Jun 23 2017
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Chefs rocked by death of Darren Simpson

Irish-born celebrity chef Darren Simpson, who appeared on Australian TV cooking shows including Ready, Steady, Cook and My Restaurant Rules, has died.

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AAP News
Jun 23 2017
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Nothing to do with us, MPs say of pay rise

Federal politicians say it is appropriate they don't get a say in determining their salaries, as they are given a 2 per cent pay increase from July 1.

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AAP News
Jun 23 2017
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Anger in Mosul after mosque felled

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says Islamic State's blowing up of the al-Nuri mosque amounts to an official acknowledgement of defeat.

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AAP News
Jun 23 2017
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Other towers in England combustible: PM

Following the London tower block fire in which at least 79 people died, combustible cladding has been found on at least seven other blocks in England.

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AAP News
Jun 23 2017
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Deadly Vic tanker crash clean up continues

Thirty firefighters have been working through the night to remove fuel from a tanker that was involved in a fatal collision in Victoria.

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AAP News
Jun 23 2017
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Good start, not enough: EU on May's offer

European Union leaders say Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit offer for EU nationals is a "good start" but many questions remain.

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AAP News
Jun 23 2017
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Cut CFMEU ties, boot Setka: ex-ACTU boss

Former ACTU president Martin Ferguson says it's time the Labor Party expelled John Setka and cut ties with his CFMEU construction division in Victoria.

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AAP News
Jun 23 2017
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Aust to help Philippines tackle militants

Australia will help the Philippines tackle the problem of Islamist insurgents in the country's south by sending two RAAF spy planes to the region.

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AAP News
Jun 23 2017
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Ministers immune from Vic court appearance

Three federal ministers who criticised Victorian judges and could face contempt charges may not appear in court.

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AAP News
Jun 23 2017
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SA premier defends state's bank levy

SA premier defends state levy on the major banks on the back of a similar federal impost announced earlier this year.

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AAP News
Jun 23 2017
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